Best Smartphone Guide (May 2011)

Uploaded by duncan33303 on 18.05.2011

A question I get all the time is “What is the best smartphone?”
While there certainly isn’t one perfect phone for everyone today
I’ll be going over my picks for the best two phones on each of the
major American carriers, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. Pricing
information and phone selection will vary worldwide but many of these
phones are available in other countries as well. To start with on
AT&T we have the Motorola Atrix 4G. While this phone is a couple
of months old now it still packs a punch with a dual core Tegra 2
processor, 4 inch qHD display and support for the Motorola Laptop
Dock which gives you the option to turn the Atrix into a computer
on the go, which while less than perfect is certainly a headlining
feature for the phone. With 4G capabilities on the AT&T HSPA+ network
this is a great choice for anyone looking for a solid Android phone.
Next we have the HP Veer 4G. In my recent review of the phone I was
very impressed with not only webOS but also just how powerful
the Veer is. While the small size certainly isn’t for everyone it
makes the Veer unique among the dozens of huge phones available today.
Inside you’ll find an 800MHz Snapdragon processor, 2.6 inch display
with a resolution of 320x400 and a small but surprisingly usable
physical keyboard. At a quite reasonable price the Veer is a great
choice if you’re looking for a smaller phone.
Moving on to Sprint a great choice would be the Nexus S 4G.
This Samsung made and Google branded phone features the latest version
of the Android operating system, 2.3 Gingerbread. The version for Sprint
also comes with compatibility for their 4G network which means you
should be able to pull down some very respectable speeds. You will
also find a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and a 4 inch WVGA Contour
Display. With practically guaranteed updates to future firmwares
the Nexus S 4G is a great choice.
Getting away from the sea of Android phones you’ll find the HTC Arrive.
This runs the latest version of Windows Phone 7 and features a
slide out keyboard which should make it great if you prefer a physical
keyboard. It sports a 1GHz Snapdragon processor along with a 3.6 inch
WVGA display. While the Arrive does lack 4G capabilities it remains a great
choice if you are interested in Windows Phone 7.
Moving on to T-Mobile we have the T-Mobile G2x. Back at CES when this
phone was first unveiled I was very impressed and now that it’s out
on the market it is one of my favorite phones period. With a scorching
dual core Tegra 2 CPU and 4 inch WVGA display using the G2x is a
very fast experience in everything from gaming to web browsing.
While it still runs Android 2.2 instead of 2.3 it remains a great
choice for anyone looking for a top notch phone on T-Mobile.
To the excitement of many, the Sidekick has returned. Now running
Android and built by Samsung the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G has a lot going
for it. It has a nicely sized 5 row keyboard, 3.5 inch WVGA display,
1GHz Hummingbird CPU and Android 2.2. With support for T-Mobile 4G
and a price that won’t destroy your debit card the Sidekick 4G is a
great choice, especially for fans of the original.
Moving on to Verizon we have the Samsung Droid Charge. The Droid
Charge has a lot going for it including a fantastic 4.3 inch
Super AMOLED display, support for Verizon’s blazing fast 4G LTE
network, the 1GHz Hummingbird processor and an included 32GB microSD
card. About the only thing missing is a dual core CPU but beyond that
you’ll be hard pressed to find a phone anywhere that’s better
than the Droid Charge.
If you have to have a keyboard then the Motorola Droid 2 Global isn’t
a bad choice at all. It lacks support for 4G but makes up for that
with a quad-band GSM radio allowing it to roam worldwide easily. It
features a 1.2GHz CPU, 3.7 inch display and of course a full slide out
QWERTY keyboard. With Android 2.2 it makes for a solid choice if you
want a physical keyboard or need a world capable phone on Verizon.
So there you have it, my picks for the best smartphones available
as of May 2011. Since prices are continuously changing be sure to
check out the description of this video for up to date pricing
information on all of these phones. If you enjoyed the video be sure
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